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Old September 9th, 2002, 11:11   #1
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Default Car Talk Slams TDI\'s Again!

http://cartalk.cars.com/Radio/Show/A...236/RA/s03.ram

This link shows Car Talk is anti VW!! [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] Have they ever driven a TDI? The call in listener drives 100,000 miles a yr. Isn't the New Beetle the most comfortable seat among the TDI's in America? They suggested the guy get a Toyota Camry! The VW Rally boys need to speak to these guys!! The listener can drive his car on cooking oil, too with a TDI!
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Old September 9th, 2002, 11:37   #2
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It was interesting that they said NO right away to the TDI, and then hemmed and hawed for a reason, finally settling on "uncomfortable seats".

I'd say that they're disingenuous.
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Old September 9th, 2002, 11:52   #3
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It's common knowledge that VW installs more uncomfortable seats in TDI equipped vehicles. It's for safety. If someone drove through a complete tank of fuel without stopping, there is a risk that they might fall asleep before they need to fill up. One other reason is that chance of blatter infections are increased while driving a TDI (especially the passengers).

I thought you guys were TDI experts. Car talk knows what they are talking about. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old September 9th, 2002, 13:14   #4
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I've lost respect for those guys. Their show is all about getting a laugh, and they're constantly cackling over their own quips. Who needs them ?
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Old September 9th, 2002, 13:18   #5
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BTW, I can vouch for the comfort of MY TDI's seats. I drove 2400 miles round trip from Iowa to my mom's in NM and back again and my back and ass didn't bother me one bit. Those guys are full of ****. I used to like their show too. [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
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Old September 9th, 2002, 13:44   #6
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I hate to say it, but they are reacting like many in the general population. Everytime I mention that I drive a diesel, I get the "why the heck do you do that" look. True genius and forsight aren't qualities everybody share. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old September 9th, 2002, 14:05   #7
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The TDI is utterly perfect for this guy! I am going to email click and clack and tell them to stay off the Crack!

I hate it when people just blindly recommend a car without hearing all the details.
This guy's fuel for the year with a TDI assuming 100,000 miles @ 50 mpg and gas @ 1.50/ gal is $3000

Fuel for the year with a honda is: $4843.75 @ 32 mpg and 1.55/gal

I'll take that $1843.75 and big old [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] straight to the bank!!
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Old September 9th, 2002, 14:08   #8
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The TDI is utterly perfect for this guy! I am going to email click and clack and tell them to stay off the Crack!

I hate it when people just blindly recommend a car without hearing all the details.
This guy's fuel for the year with a TDI assuming 100,000 miles @ 50 mpg and gas @ 1.50/ gal is $3000

Fuel for the year with a honda is: $4843.75 @ 32 mpg and 1.55/gal

I'll take that $1843.75 and big old [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] straight to the bank!!
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Chuck, now all you have to do is figure in for all the parts that go bad on the VW, and add that to your figures.
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Old September 9th, 2002, 14:24   #9
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I have never liked those clowns. They're not funny and not informative! The people who find their advice useful shouldn't own cars.

Having just logged 4350 miles (20 different states) over a 17 day period, I can attest that my 98 Jetta TDI is a very comfortable and reliable car. Ans spending only $125 in fuel don't hoit eeda!!! [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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Old September 9th, 2002, 14:29   #10
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Sounds as if these goons used to work for Top Gear, in the UK, in a past life....? [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Old September 9th, 2002, 14:53   #11
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Sent the "guys" the following Email, not that it will do any good

Once again on your radio show, you told some one to avoid the VW TDI in favor of a toyota camry.
Why do you so hate the VW TDI that you steer everyone away from them, have you ever driven one for any length of time?

In reference to your reason about the seats, I have owned my New Beetle TDI for over a year and have never had a car with more comfortable seats, and I have owned a toyota camry in the past

I have never had a problem starting it even on the coldest day in Ohio and it will hold any speed on any hill in cruise, somthing my 5 speed camry would not do on any long grade in 5th gear (4 cyl camry)
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Old September 9th, 2002, 14:53   #12
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Chuck, now all you have to do is figure in for all the parts that go bad on the VW, and add that to your figures.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hmmm, let's see... things not covered under warranty thus far...

1 MAF sensor, bought from a TDIclub member for $100

2 Headlights @ $7.50 each

Total: $115.00

Not bad eh? BTW, my car has 47,000 miles on it now. What's this about VWs falling apart? [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]
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Old September 9th, 2002, 14:55   #13
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Just Some Guy:
Chuck, now all you have to do is figure in for all the parts that go bad on the VW, and add that to your figures.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hmmm, let's see... things not covered under warranty thus far...

1 MAF sensor, bought from a TDIclub member for $100

2 Headlights @ $7.50 each

Total: $115.00

Not bad eh? BTW, my car has 47,000 miles on it now. What's this about VWs falling apart? [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]
</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Lets add in the suspension parts that you had to replace because a simple hit with a curb screwed up the suspension... it was the sort of curb hopping I do on purpose with other cars, and they dont fall apart when i hit a curb. so why vw? [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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Old September 9th, 2002, 14:56   #14
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But that was my fault, not the car's. [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

edit: and one of your cars has been broken down for the past couple of months, one had the exhuast pipe fall off of it, one doesn't have a working electrical system, another has blown oil seals in the turbos, and one sits in your garage cuz the neighbors call the cops on you when it's junking up your driveway. [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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Old September 9th, 2002, 15:01   #15
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point taken. [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/blush.gif[/img]

hee hee [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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